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Veteran Broadway actor George S. Irving dies

Actor George S. Irving, who won a Tony Award starring with Debbie Reynolds in the musical “Irene” and appeared in the original Broadway production of “Oklahoma,” died Monday at age …


Parents of skeletal, infected infant twins arrested in ‘worst case of child abuse’

When a 9-month-old girl was taken to an Oklahoma hospital, a strand of hair was wrapped around her finger so tightly that the finger had become infected and skin had …


Oklahoma girl, 13, accused of plotting mass attack on school

Police have arrested a 13-year-old girl suspected of plotting a mass shooting at her northern Oklahoma high school.


Oklahoma abortion restrictions blocked

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday permanently blocked a state law that would have required abortion providers to have special relationships with hospitals, in continuing fallout from a Supreme Court …


Former Oklahoma All-American, Jimbo Elrod, killed in crash

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says former Oklahoma All-American James “Jimbo” Elrod, who played on the Sooners’ 1974 and 1975 national championship teams, has died in a car wreck.


Oklahoma attorney general who’s suing EPA on climate change is picked to lead EPA

In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive …


USGS records 5 earthquakes overnight in northern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state’s largest earthquake was recorded in September.


USGS: 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma

No injuries or damage were reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday morning.


Residents file class-action suit over man-made earthquakes

Residents of the town hit by Oklahoma’s worst earthquake have filed a class-action lawsuit against dozens of energy companies, accusing them of triggering dozens of temblors by injecting wastewater from …


Earthquakes rattle Oklahoma days after 5.0 magnitude temblor

A series of earthquakes has rattled parts of Oklahoma just days after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit a key oil hub in the north of the state.


Oklahoma oil operations resume after earthquake

State regulators in Oklahoma said normal operations have resumed at the Cushing oil storage terminal after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck Sunday night.


Earthquake rocks central Oklahoma oil town

A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing …


No. 21 Colorado defeats UCLA in Pac-12 play

Isaiah Oliver returned a punt 68 yards for a score with 5 minutes, 27 seconds remaining and No. 21 Colorado overcame eight personal-foul penalties to beat UCLA 20-10 on Thursday …


Details emerge from Oklahoma gun battle that left fugitive dead

A fierce gun battle with Oklahoma troopers left a homicide suspect dead and ended a weeklong manhunt for the man suspected in a string of violent crimes across the state, …


Guide to fatal shooting of unarmed black man by Tulsa police

A white Oklahoma police officer has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a Tulsa street. …


Criminal charges in Tulsa police shooting may prevent unrest

Less than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer on a Tulsa street, prosecutors charged the officer with first-degree manslaughter, a decision …


Tulsa police officer charged in man’s death

Prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma, charged a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street with first-degree manslaughter Thursday.


Terence Crutcher’s mother speaks of ‘compassionate son’ after fatal shooting in Tulsa

Two days after police in Oklahoma released video that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man, members of the slain man’s family pushed back against …


Oklahoma, EPA shutter 32 wells in new earthquake-prone area

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller aftershocks in Oklahoma led to the discovery of a new fault line and stoked fears among some scientists about activity along other …


EPA shuts down 17 wells in Osage Nation after Oklahoma quake

Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend earthquake that matched the state’s strongest on record, state officials confirmed …


No. 15 Houston looks Big 12-ready in victory over No. 3 Oklahoma

Houston coach Tom Herman and the Cougars are past the point of proving they are for real.


Newsmakers: Cowboys’ McFadden sues longtime business manager

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Oklahoma fails to make doctor-performed abortions a felony

Doctors who perform abortions in Oklahoma won’t be guilty of a felony after the state Senate adjourned for the year without trying to override Republican Gov. Mary Fallin’s veto of …


Damage from tornadoes in western Kansas assessed

Crews are evaluating the damage Wednesday after tornadoes destroyed several homes and left two people critically injured in western Kansas as a series of severe storms swept across the Plains.


Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing performing abortions

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed legislation that would make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the …


Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill criminalizing performing abortion

Any doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma could be charged with a felony and punished with up to three years in prison under a bill that the Legislature passed …


Tornadoes hit Plains, killing two in Oklahoma

Tornadoes swept across portions of the Plains on Monday, killing two people in Oklahoma including an elderly man who was inside a home that was torn apart by one of …


4.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded at 4.1 magnitude earthquake in the Oklahoma City area. The quake struck at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday near Luther, about 30 miles north of Oklahoma …


Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.


Firefighters hope to contain Oklahoma blaze as winds subside

Firefighters continue to battle a large wildfire that has burned nearly 90 square miles of mostly rangeland in northwestern Oklahoma.